Presidio Graduate School has a creative, experienced, and passionate team of professionals to manage and grow the school’s administrative and academic operations. Our staff consists of seasoned academic and business executives, as well as experienced, entrepreneurial professionals from a number of diverse fields. Each member of the Presidio administration is committed to creating a culture of professionalism and excellence and is dedicated to Presidio’s mission.

Leadership Team

Steven CraneProgram Director and Core Faculty

Mary Kay ChessProgram Director and Core Faculty


Kari DorthDirector of Admissions

Connor O'FarrellAdmissions Counselor​

Cathy HuieAcademic Affairs Coordinator

Dawn MokuauAssociate Director of Career Development & Student Affairs

Tanya WelikyDirector of Marketing Communications

Nader AbdallahDirector of Information Technology

Sally Jernigan-SmithEvents and Program Coordinator

Emily ConradDirector of Development

Lynn BraunRegistrar

Eric CetnarskiExperiential Learning Program Director

Kate McDillLibrarian

Neha HoraAdmissions Counselor​

Natasha MusilSeattle Residency Coordinator


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